Best Anniversary Gifts for Couples When Lockdown Ends

Best Anniversary Gifts for Couples When Lockdown Ends


Trying to think up memorable anniversary gifts for couples isn’t as daunting as it sounds. There are so many things to do at home for date ideas in Melbourne, but understandably, quarantine has made the selection somewhat narrower, these days. That’s why ClassBento is here to help you search for gifts for couples that’ll navigate the tricky social distancing laws and really spoil that special someone. 

Themed anniversary gifts for couples

If you’re chasing a guide for traditional anniversary gifts for couples, you can check out our helpful guide on what to buy for what year, here. 

Good date ideas should always have a central theme, and planning an anniversary experience gift is no different. To clarify: the theme doesn’t have to be excessive, or even extravagant! A good example of this is one of our most popular at home date night ideas: a virtual pizza making class! Throwdown a red and white checkered tablecloth and you’ve got yourself an evening in Italy without ever having to go to Carlton. But if you’re looking for gift experiences for couples looking to get more bang for their buck, as it were, ClassBento can help you find themed gifts to suit almost every anniversary year.

For instance, if you’re chasing down cute date ideas for a young couple celebrating their first anniversary, a brush lettering class or a watercolours workshop is a wonderful place to start! Traditionally, the first anniversary gift is paper, so not only are you offering up an incredible experience gift, but you’re also on theme.

ClassBento has a growing range of brush lettering and watercolour workshops both through our LiveBox feature and our in-person classes (when social distancing has ended) that make for quirky and colourful date ideas and fun things to do at home!

Watercolour Painting For Absolute Beginners is a wonderful place to start. Illustrator Pamela Woods has taken her workshop class online in conjunction with our new LiveBox feature to help you paint like a pro from the comfort of your own living room! Ideal if you’re looking for cute at home date ideas for you and your partner, discovering how to use watercolour paints is a rewarding experience to both learn and share with your partner!

Combining watercolour with brush lettering is also a fantastic way to get the best of both worlds whilst still staying on theme, and one of the best indoor activities for adults looking to spruce up their artistic game! This craft box comes with everything you’ll need (including a brush pen and trust us, those things are worth their weight in gold) as well as a workbook for you to start working in! Not only is this a fun shared experience to indulge in for your date night ideas, but learning how to perfect modern calligraphy writing may come in handy next time you’re looking to send out a bunch of decorative invitations. 

Even if you’re well past your first anniversary, we have wonderful rainy day activities and cute date ideas for you to sink your teeth into! Chasing a 25th wedding anniversary gift? Don’t sweat it! Our jewelry making classes are one of the best things to do at home, and a romantic way to keep to the 25th-anniversary theme of silver!

We have live classes online that’ll help keep to a traditional theme when searching for anniversary gifts for couples, no matter the year. 

Date night ideas for relaxed restrictions

Once social distancing restrictions begin to relax, your date ideas can start to take on the old life they once had. As I’m sure you’re aware, however, things won’t return to normal immediately, and it’s important to be able to keep that spark going during the in-between. 

Not only are ClassBento’s LiveBox classes perfect for things to do at home, but many of our local Melbourne artisans and instructors run 1-on-1 workshops for couples looking to learn in-person without compromising their health. 

Jumping Creek Designs is a Melbourne-based ceramics studio who’ve been helping people connect with their inner artist for years. They’re currently offering some of the best at home ceramics kits available, covering kids classes, private groups and individual packs. If you’re hunting down fun indoor activities that’ll help you connect with your partner, making art together is a fantastic way to do that (as mentioned above) but making pottery takes it to a new level. 

Jumping Creek Designs can help you when looking for anniversary gifts for couples and, when quarantine season has wrapped, their in-person classes are some of the most popular Melbourne workshops ClassBento offers! Offering “taster” courses, full-day workshops and even an eight-week wheel-throwing course for you to fully immerse yourself in the pottery world, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if Jumping Creek Designs weren’t your first port-of-call after the social distancing laws get pulled back and you’re looking for cute date ideas.

Alternatively, if you and your partner have already experienced the pottery world and are chasing something a wee bit different for your anniversary gifts, Nicola Prested of Handmaker’s Factory in Footscray runs such an extensive variety of unique crafting workshops, you’d be a goose to not check them out next time you’re looking for cute date ideas! From Japanese Shibori Dyeing craft kits to learning how to make natural incense, Handmaker’s Factory has a plethora of gift experiences for couples looking to make something a little avant-garde. Although Nicola is only offering a few select LiveBox classes, once restrictions begin to ease, taking advantage of her incredible skillset and booking a workshop with her would make for an exceptional anniversary gift for you and your partner. 

Whatever you decide, searching for date ideas to celebrate an anniversary shouldn’t be stalled by social distancing! Making the best of a situation is an art form, and when it comes to anniversary gifts for couples, it’s important to rise to the occasion. 

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